European Soccer Best Bets Portray La Liga and Bundesliga Predictions

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Spanish La Liga and German Bundesliga soccer odds are now available as we are back with our favorite European expert advice and free soccer picks.

Read on for this weekend’s most favorable betting predictions, soccer analysis and free betting advice across the top European leagues.

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Real Madrid CF vs. Real Betis Balompie

Saturday, September 03, 2022 – 10:15 AM EDT at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

La Liga Trends

  • Real Betis have won just 5 of their last 35 meetings with Real Madrid
  • Real Betis are unbeaten in 7 consecutive La Liga away games
  • Real Madrid has won 4 consecutive La Liga home games while keeping a clean sheet

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Perfect Form from Both Real’s

Real Betis and Real Madrid will battle at the Bernabeu this Saturday morning. Following the La Liga odds, both teams are the only two squads who’ve maintained a perfect record to begin the 2022/23 La Liga campaign.

The last time we saw Real Madrid, they dismantled an Espanyol side with a 3-1 scoreline. This most recent result arrived after Carlo Ancelotti’s men lifted the UEFA Super Cup and successfully won their first two domestic games of the season.

With three consecutive La Liga wins in the bag, the defending Spanish champions need to make the most of their relaxed schedule while they can.

Champions League soccer begins next week, and in combination with a paused calendar due to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Whites' schedule is only going to get stricter heading into the Christmas months.


Unbeaten at the Bernabeu Since 2017

Emulating a perfect beginning to the season like their weekend opponents, Real Betis can also take solace in knowing they haven’t lost a game at the Bernabeu since March 2017.

In addition, Betis also had a recent 2-0 success at the Bernabeu back in May 2019, and they will be hunting to keep their 100% start to the season at the expense of the Spanish titleholders.

The Green and Whites claimed their best finish in a La Liga season last term since 2005, taking fifth place, and they’ll have their own European schedule to tackle with Europa League duties ahead.

Like their weekend opponents, El Glorioso will have European meetings to ponder on as of next week, followed by three successive La Liga home games in an amped-up schedule.


Real Madrid vs. Real Betis: Odds and Prediction

The La Liga betting odds favor the home team, but there’s no denying that Real Betis have the capability of causing an upset.

More notably, the previous three encounters between these two sides at the Bernabeu ended up goalless.

I believe another low-scoring affair will play out in the capital, and the under 2.5 goals market is boasting some tremendous La Liga betting value.

Score Prediction: Real Madrid 1 – Real Betis 1

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VfL Wolfsburg vs. FC Koln

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 09:30 AM EDT at Volkswagen Arena

Bundesliga Trends

  • FC Koln has drawn at HT/FT in 3 consecutive league games
  • FC Koln have won just 1 of their last 9 trips to the Volkswagen Arena
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in Wolfsburg’s last 3 games in all competitions


Wolfsburg Is Still Searching for 3 Points

With a mere two points from a possible 12, VfL Wolfsburg has faltered in their first four Bundesliga meetings of the 2022/23 season and have matched their previous worst start to a German domestic campaign, the lowest start in over twenty years.

Wolfsburg has endured countless highs and lows in recent years, but their inability to score hasn’t been quite as prevalent as it has this term.

Following their season-opening 2-2 draw against Werder Bremen, Niko Kovac’s squad failed to score in the next three meetings.

This should be a concerning factor as they await Koln’s arrival this weekend, a team who’s notably overperformed to their expectations and won’t fall back to gift the home side their first win of the season.


Koln Aims to Continue a Positive Start

For the first time in six long years, FC Koln has managed to hold an undefeated record throughout the first four domestic meetings of the season.

However, after their Matchday 1 success, Koln has drawn three consecutive games and struggled to overcome a 10-men Stuttgart squad last time out.

While Koln is notably unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 away games, it’s important to note they’ve often struggled when facing Wolfsburg away from home, collecting just 10 points from a possible 48.


VfL Wolfsburg vs. FC Koln: Odds and Prediction

To no surprise, the Bundesliga betting odds are favoring the home side in an expectation their first win of the season is looming.

I don’t expect a high-scoring affair on Saturday, especially considering each team’s recent results.

As two of their recent losses came against RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, I don’t hold much weight in Wolfsburg’s lackluster start to the season, and I believe they can snap the streak of their bad beginnings.

Score prediction: Wolfsburg 1 – FC Koln 0

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